Monday, 25 February 2013

Life of Pi Bags Four Awards at Oscars

Ang Lee was awarded for the best direction for his film ‘Life of Pi’ at the 85th academy award function. He was awarded for the second time in best direction category; the first was for ‘Brokeback Mountain’ in the year 2005. 

He got the praise of everyone present at the function who welcomed him with a standing ovation. Quite surprised himself, he gave his special thanks to Sooraj Sharma, a boy from Delhi. He called him a miracle boy whose performance played a pivotal role in carrying the film to the Oscars.

The film was nominated for eleven awards in total from which it grabbed four awards. The awards showered on the film include the awards for best cinematography, music, visual effects and direction. 

In his acceptance speech, Ang Lee said, “ I really need to share this with all 3000…everybody who worked with me in Life of Pi. I really want to thank you for believing in this story and sharing this incredible journey with me. I need to thank Yann Martel for writing this incredible inspiring book…my producers…wonderful cast. Sooraj, where are you? You are a miracle. Every one of you in the cast.”

He ended his speech with an Indian Namaste. 

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